Cast: Hansika, Santhanam, Simbu
Direction: Vijay Chandar
Screenplay: Vijay Chandar
Story: Vijay Chandar
Music: S. Thaman
After a wait of three years, the audience finally gets to see a Simbu film. Vaalu was supposed to release in 2012 and has finally arrived in 2015.
Simbu has played a happy-go-lucky bloke who spends most of his time with his chum, played by Santhanam. Despite all the sincere efforts by his parents, played by Aadukalam Naren and Sri Ranjani, to turn him into a responsible man, Simbu’s attitude doesn’t change and is determined to get a job by himself after having failed to clear his plus 2 exams.
He comes across Priya (Hansika Motwani) and immediately falls in love. She too starts liking him. But the only hurdle is her uncle Anbu (Aditya), powerful businessman, who wants to marry her. How the hero faces the situation and succeeds in his mission form the crux of the story.
Simbu has performed his role well – effortlessly in fact – and the movie really revolves around him. Vaalu shows off Simbu’s comic timing, his ability to carry out action sequences and dancing and singing abilities as well. Hansika has a lot of screen space and has come up with a decent performance. The film’s antagonist Aditya has delivered a powerful performance while the supporting cast have done what is required.
While editor TS Suresh could’ve shortened the length which would’ve made Vaalu a lot more lively, Thaman’s background score gets a touch too loud at times.
The movie has a regular story and comes out without any twist or turn. The plain narration has not go well with all section of audience. However, the film does not disappoint the audience as there are good comedy scenes. Santhanam and Simbu’s performance are the biggest strength of the flick.